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rock in new york city. >>> the effort to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is now a two-man operation. president obama and speaker boehner. thank you. nobody else will be in the room. with 24 days before a year-end deadline, "the new york times" says boehner made the request to clear the negotiation room going forward, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his mess dwrooj the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his social media campaign. while sitting around the kitchen table, he told the family he felt optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle class taxes do not go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done
in upstate new york. another teed off on comments made by the head of the nra, who told nbc's david gregory he favors armed guards at every school. >> i guess, you know, out of last week's bizarre press statement -- it wasn't a press conference -- i guess mr. lapierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i mean, i think it just shows that that was a completely dumb [ bleep ] idea from the start. we need to ban assault weapons, we need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. we need serious background information system upgrade. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. and the nra is going to try to do that. >> in the wake of recent shootings, a local new york newspaper is facing calls to pull an article. "the journal news" created a web feature showing the addresses of all handgun permit holders in westchester and rockland cou
needs time off. michael bloomberg has another idea. according to "the new york times," blook called clinton to encourage her to run for mayor in 2013. the call reportedly took place months ago and hillary said thanks but no thanks. this comes as a recent headline from the new yorker editor david riddick declared hillary is running. he reads that conclusion after witnessing secretary clinton as a main speaker at a conference in washington this weekend where he says a slickly produced film on her political career ran like an international endorsement four years in advance of the iowa caucus. >> okay. new jersey governor chris christie is asking for 100% reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of emergency response the state faced in the wake of hurricane sandy. christie said in a letter to fema that the economic damage in his state could top $40 billion. he also plans to couple to washington to press his case later this week. both christie and new york governor andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation for their state's efforts. the white house is also expected to
there. but first our top story live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that's relevant is the acknowledgement that if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, that we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. p what i've suggested is let's essentially put a down payment on taxes. let's let tax rates on the upper income folks go up. and then let's set up a proce
. >>> first, let's get to the news here in new york city. five days out from christmas, 12 days away from the fiscal cliff deadline that could potentially cripple the economy. house republicans are expected to vote on plan "b." that's speaker john boehner's safety net proposal that would maintain bush era tax rates for everyone making a million dollars or less. >> about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american. 99.81% of the american people. then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in american history. >> well, president obama has threatened to veto boehner's measure and he said republicans need to drop any personal grudges they might have to do what's best for the country. >> they keep on finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes. and i don't know how much of that just has to do with, you know, it is very hard for them to say yes to me. but, you know,
in new england this morning, we have a lot of rain further to the south, down around new york city, southern portions of new england, fourth to the north we're dealing with the icy stuff. so the forecast today, it will warm up and roads will improve. but it will be an umbrella day. the west coast is dealing with a big storm and a lot of snow at the high elevations. as far as the forecast goes out there, most of the country today, middle of the nation is fine. traveling on the coasts use caution. >>> we turn to sports now. the sports world stopped and paid tribute to the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. every nfl team took part in a moment of silence before the games began to remember those affected by the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares in honor of each victim. in st. louis, players wearing the number 26, met in the middle of the field, held hands, symbolizing the 26 lives lost. new york giants wore s.h.e.s. on their and vick tore cruz found out one of the victims 6-year-old jack pinto, he wrote his name on his shoes
to be on the verge of crisis. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with 25 days to go until the year end fiscal cliff deadline for the first time in days president obama and speaker boehner spoke on the phone yesterday. both men agreeing not to publicly characterize how the conversation went. but the stalemate in negotiations entered bold new territory yesterday with treasury secretary tim geithner suggesting the white house is ready to go off the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2%. >> if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again, there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest members. only 2%. the size of the problem in some sense is so large it can't be solved without rates going up. again, there is broad recognition of that reality now. >> one fallback option, republicans are reportedly considering to accept tax cuts for the middle class, allow rates to go up to the wealthiest and then start
live at 30 rock in new york city. >>> this morning thousands of people are expected to converge on the michigan state capital in lansing as apartment of a troeshlg union battle that's about to unfold. at issue, the so called "right to work." legislation is being pushed through the republican lawmakers that could come to a final vote as early as today. the law would might illegal to require an employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. opponents say the legislation threatens to weaken the influence of labor unions in a state that is home to the auto industry and has a long history of organized labor. during a visit to detroit yesterday where he intendeded to focus on the fiscal clivgs president obama waded head first into the union battle. >> what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your right to bargain for better wages. we shouldn't be doing that. you know, these so-called right-to-work laws, that i don't have to do with economics. they have everything do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money
at 5:30 here at "30 rock" in new york city. well, we begin with the new urgency in the fiscal cliff negotiations with now just 21 days, three weeks to reach a deal. today president obama returns to campaign mode taking the fiscal cliff message to detroit. yesterday the president and speaker boehner met privately at the white house, their first face-to-face meeting since they agreed last week to clear everyone else out of the negotiating room. so what happened? well, neither side revealed anything about the meetings, only saying that the lines of communication remain open. but yesterday another influential republican, senator bob corker from the senate banking commission said his party should consider the president's idea of raising tax rates on the wealthy. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. we have one house, that's it. the presidency and the senate is in the democrat's hands. a lot of people are putting forth a theory and i think it has merit where you go in a
with the new york philharmonic and inspired composers like philip black. he was nominated for a score for the movie "gandhi." he had undergone surgery for respiratory infections in the fall before being nominated for another grammy. he is survived by two daughters, including singer norah jones. ravi shankar 92 years old. >>> let me know why you're awake. shoot me an e-mail or tweet me @billkarins. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> but still ahead, the battle for new york. carmelo anthony lights up the court. this was in brooklyn and it was payback time against the knicks. highlights in a thrilling finish in sports. >>> and this is a good one, jon stewart channels rapper eminem, coming up with rhymes for the michigan protest. that and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. >>> she spoke in court for the first time since the trial began. sobbing, she asked the judge for mercy, saying she was ashamed and living a nightmare. the judge was not persuaded. he told hemsley she was a product of greed and was at the ape yej of a period of wrongdoing. the se
. >>> in buffalo, new york, a white christmas for the record books has now become a state of emergency. dig out from 17 feet of snow in just 5 days. >>> last couple of days were pretty awful around here weatherwise. a beautiful friday morning heading into the weekend. but there still could be mystery ahead weather wise. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> we're going to see some snow as we get -- as we go into this weekend. saturday, the storm is still back across louisiana, but it's going to move through the mid-atlantic and eventually offshore, it's not a big storm, but we're looking at some snow, there's a chance we could end up i would say, 1 to 3 inches. most widespread totals that will come across with this storm. along the coastline, the south, especially the eastern tip of long island, mostly rain. just west a little bit, that's the area where we could see three, five-inch reports. today looks just fine. lots of sunshine across the northeast. a little chilly. temperatures today should top out in the mid to upper 30s. brian? >> you solved the mystery it's going to be pink, purple and ligh
:30 a.m. on the east coast at 30 rock in new york city. lawmakers now have less than a month to compromise and avoid a year-end deadline that would trigger massive spending cuts and tax hikes at the same time for everybody. behind the scenes negotiations, absolutely at a stalemate. so both sides, what do they do? they go public on the sunday morning talk shows to state their cases. treasury secretary tim geithner on your left predicting republicans would eventually come around to accept a tax increase on the highest earners. >> you think we'll get a deal by the end of the year? >> i do. i do. the only thing standing in the way of that would be a refusal by republicans to accept that rates are going to have to go up on the wealthiest americans. and i don't really see them doing that. >> if the republicans say sorry, no way, are we going to raise rates on the wealthy, you guys are willing to go off the fiscal cliff? >> if republicans are not willing to let rates go back up, and we think they should go back to the clinton levels, a time when the economy was doing exceptionally w
,000 people since march of last year. the "new york times" is reporting that russian warships are heading to the mediterranean for what could be the early stages of an evacuation of russian citizens there. while moscow has been a supporter of bashar al assad, there are some signs that russia's confidence in the regime is slipping. news that richard engel was safely freed from syrian kidnappers is attracting a ton of attention online and relief in the nbc family. richard described his ordeal yesterday on the "today" show. >> as we were moving along the road, the kidnappers came across a checkpoint. so we were in the back of what you would think of as a machinemachin minivan. as we were driving along, the kidnappers saw this checkpoint, started a gunfight with it. two of the kidnappers were killed. we climbed out of the vehicle, and the rebels took us. >> engel who has been reporting on the syrian conflict since it began was safely moved to turkey. >>> as president obama prepares his second term cabinet, is he looking to find a spot for american express ceo chenault. he may replace timothy
we get to the news live here at 5:31 a.m. in new york city sh as promised, i won't be uses this highly overused phrase with the initials f.c. yesterday. i asked for your best alternatives. you delivered. some, hysterically creative, others disturbingly crude. here are our runner up finalists. larry, thanks. budg budgetary boondoing will and double down nosedive and jason, money boo boo. and finally, linda with congressional cluster fudge. linda, sweet, sweet linda. what are we going to do with you? she did add at the end though, sorry, i'm just really disgusted. but the winner is if er iner i fiasco. >> we have 19 days until the fiduciary if i as key. a warning could be a wakeup call. the economy is already feeling the effects of the budget standoff. >> it's already affecting business investment and hiring decisions by creating uncertainty or creating pessimi pessimism. this is a major risk factor and major source of uncertainty about the economy going forward. you know, there is a problem with kicking the can down the road. it could create concerns about our fiscal situat
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